Meet Boomerang, he is one of our newest additions to the Lame and Tame Sanctuary. Boomerang, a 7 year old pony, came to us from a family that had him for over a year and half. He was living in a dirt pen with what seemed like too many other animals in it with overgrown hooves and a very ulcerated eye. They claimed they were treating his damaged eye but that it was not getting better. They did not take him to the vet they went up on themselves to self medicate with Diaper rash cream. They were rubbing it right on his ulcerated eye. It was making his eye so itchy and he ended up rubbing all the fur off around the eye and did permanent damage to the tissue around his ear. Boomerang has been with us for just over a week and he has been vet checked, had an eye removal, been dewormed, gets brushed and we are slowly working on trimming his feet so he can walk normally again. He already seems less scared and loves being on pasture with green grass, we can’t wait to let him out to play with the other horses. Updates will be posted with his recovery. The pink cream over his eye is so the flies don’t bug his surgery sight.

What happens to Lame and Tame animals?

Lame and Tame animals are allowed to live out their natural life at the sanctuary. Not only do farm animals come in, some dogs and cats come into care that are not adoptable. They may be too old, too sick or have too many behavior issues. They can remain safely at the sanctuary. There are many feral cats who live on the farm. Read through the posts to see who lives on the farm!

What is Lame and Tame?

Lame and Tame is a new name for something that has been happening for a long time. WHARF just can’t say no to animals in need. They primarily work with dogs, cats and small animals but other animals in need just keep popping up! WHARF has supported chickens, goats, sheep, turkeys, horses, donkeys and a mule, just to name a few! Animals are surrendered or brought in by animal control. Many animals are on their way to slaughter (for food) and some are simply not being cared for. WHARF is always happy to step up and give the animals the love and care they need. When you donate to WHARF you are supporting all animals in need, not just our furry house pets.


Before WHARF Rocket was left alone in a pasture to fend for himself. He was no longer wanted and that meant, no longer cared for. When WHARF came to rescue him he was skinny, wormy and his feet were long. He was scared and alone. When he was rescued 23 dogs were surrendered, WHARF kept eight and the others went to AARCS. Rocket was transported back to the WHARF farm. The Lame and Tame Ranch is a place where all animals can live out their life without fear, without neglect and with plenty of love. 

Rocket shown in August when he was first rescued.

Rocket was treated for worms, groomed, had his hooves trimmed. After that he was put in a pasture with other animals. He is receiving on-going farrier work to get his hooves healthy. He has someone working with him on a regular basis, handling and grooming. Once he is gelded he will be saddle trained.

WHARF has spent hours of time and expensive resources to give Rocket a second chance at a good life.  When you donate to WHARF you help give animals like Rocket a second chance. 

Rocket after WHARF love and support!